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West County Health Centers Offers Free Counseling for Health Insurance Sign-ups


West County Health Centers Offers Free Counseling for Health Insurance Sign-ups

West County Health Centers is offering free counseling and assistance to all residents of Sonoma County wanting to enroll in health care insurance programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or apply for Medi-Cal.

Open enrollment for health care insurance under the ACA program, popularly known as Obamacare, began on Nov. 15 and runs through Feb. 15.

This is the second open enrollment period since the new health care reform law went into effect last January.

Working in conjunction with Covered California, the California exchange established to provide a long list of affordable and low-cost health care insurance programs. Staff at the West County Health Centers locations are certified and available to assist individuals and families wanting to obtain coverage.

The assistance is available to all Sonoma County residents.

Anyone wanting assistance is encouraged to call and make an appointment at any of the following West County Health Center locations:

Russian River Health Center
14045 Mill St., Guerneville
707-869-2849 Ext. 2239

Occidental Area Health Center
3802 Main St., Occidental
707-874-2444 Ext. 1129

Sebastopol Community Health Center
6800 Palm Ave., Suite C, Sebastopol
707-824-9999 Ext. 6038

Forestville Wellness Center
6550 Front St., Forestville
707-887-0290  Ext. 4442

Assistance is also available at the Guerneville Library, 14107 Armstrong Road, on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Molly Gallivan or Kelsey Britt at 707-869-5977  Ext.  3318


West County Health Centers is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving western Sonoma County. WCHC physicians and nursing staff provide “patient centered medical care” for everyone seeking quality health care including primary care for all ages, obstetrics, well-child exams, low-cost immunizations, HIV/AIDS primary care, breast and cervical cancer screening, family planning, dental services and mental health counseling. Medical and mental health services are available at locations. Dental services are available in Guerneville. A Wellness Center and Teen Clinic is based in Forestville.